South Carolina’s 10,000-acre gated community Kiawah Island has grown to include more than 50 neighborhoods since its inception in 1972. Oceanfront lots on the development’s famed 10-mile sandy beach remain the most prized. Listed for $24 million, Kiawah Island’s 90 Jackstay Court in the prestigious Vanderhorst Beach neighborhood takes full advantage of its Atlantic Ocean views. From the top down, the three-story, over 15,000-square-foot home boasts expansive open-air terraces with unobstructed views and Palladian hurricane-rated windows that beautifully frame the ocean.
The third-floor master suite opens to balconies on three sides, for northern, southern, and eastern exposures. A fourth porch opens off the expansive master dressing room, and a fifth off the gym with stairs leading down to the infinity pool. On the second floor, a gourmet kitchen with two center islands and an adjacent breakfast room showcase the sea. East-facing windows in the sprawling first-floor billiard room also look onto the ocean. French doors line two sides of the billiard room, opening onto a wraparound porch with direct pool access.
In addition to the five-bedroom main house, a three-bedroom guesthouse sits conveniently next-door. Architectural Digest’s AD100 (top 100 talents in architecture and design) interior-design firm Cullman & Kravis decorated the entire estate, which is being sold fully furnished, with custom decor and artwork throughout. If desired, the home (completed in 2006) can be sold with a Kiawah Island Club Golf Membership that grants access to the community’s two private courses in addition to its five public ones. (kiawahisland.com)